Hello Everyone! A few weeks ago I attended an Art Trade Show hosted by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Even though none of the displays grabbed my eye, I couldn't escape the siren's call to wander through their little shop of art supplies. I managed to resist many tempting treats, but somehow a pack of … Continue reading Getting Scrappy With My Art
That's right, I've made it all the way around the sun yet again (and yes, Bono and I do share the same birthday, which for some reason is a bit of trivia I love to brag about)! As if being another year older isn't depressing enough, my vacation is over and I've returned with no … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me…Now What?!
Since spring refuses to get sprung here in Portland, I've had to resort to creating my own springtime with my two latest bits of artwork that are chock full of big blooms and buzzing bees. If I could only get them to have the scent of freshly mown grass, I could almost fool myself that spring really … Continue reading A Couple of Pieces That Are the Bees’ Knees
Portland right now is living up to the old song lyric, "the weather outside is frightful" as a steady batch of snow hits us. This not only means all the little birds are flocking to my feeders (except the hummingbird feeder which is currently inside thawing out), but also means I need to type quickly before … Continue reading Racking Up a New Piece of Work
Yes, I'm featuring new artwork three Fridays in a row! Don't worry, I haven't set up a sweat shop in which I force second grade kiddies to toil with colored pencils for fifteen hours a day filling in the details of my work. I simply had a couple pieces that took a lonnnnng time and then … Continue reading New Artwork Goes a Bit Swirly
I know you're all anxiously awaiting to see the results of my experiment with colored pencils on Dura-Lar film, but you'll have to wait one more week because this week's Fine Art Friday takes a spring-y turn with a pile of peas packed prettily onto a piece of paper - try saying that ten times fast! … Continue reading Pass the Peas, Please
After months of having to read my blathering on and on about being selected for a solo exhibition by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, about the trials and tribulations of trying to get enough pieces of new artwork done for the show, and about the horrors of selecting and framing that artwork, you'll be glad … Continue reading Let the Show Begin!
This week my art time has been spent away from my colored pencils and has instead been devoted to prepping my work for my upcoming solo exhibition (which starts next week....Squeeee!). That prep work has meant suffering the tedium of framing my artwork. Ugh. You'd think with the amount of detail throw into my drawings/paintings … Continue reading I’ve Been Framed!
Well, I had hoped to have two new pieces of art to show off today; unfortunately, sometimes the colored pencil gods don't cooperate. But let's not dwell on the negative because it's time to meet Borris! Who's Borris? Borris is an Amur Leopard who spends his days lounging at the Oregon Zoo. He's quite a … Continue reading Meet Borris (New Colored Pencil Art)